The hip evaluation scheme is based on a series of specific tests,
which must be performed on the basis of the anamnesis,
for a complete evaluation of its functionality,
the integrity of the tendons,
nerve structuresand of the remaining soft tissues. The present work aims to provide the Radiologist with the essential tools for a quick and accurate clinical diagnosis,
to be associated with dynamic ultrasound imaging.
Hip is a complex system,
and the understanding of its biomechanics and its pathological changes is fundamental for a correct interpretation of ultrasound imaging.
Findings and procedure details
CLINICAL "FLOW-CHART" The clinical "flowchart" consists of a series of tests for the evaluation of: coxo-femoral joint motility,
integrity of tendon (degenerative tendinopathies,
traumatic injuries) and muscles fibers (traumatic and non-traumatic lesions),
nerve structures integrity,
and the presence of bursitis (iliopsoas and trochanteric bursitis). COXO-FEMURAL JOINT MOTILITY Range of motion (ROM) The hip is evaluated firstly in a 90° flexed position,
The integrated clinical-instrumental approach is a valuable tool in the hands of the Radiologist and allows him to interact with other Specialists in a more appropriate way.
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